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Friday: November 12, 2010

Ask a Stupid Question . . .

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The New York Observer reports that Newsweek and The Daily Beast are planning to merge, and adds: “What will the new entity be called? For now, Newsweek will be called Newsweek and The Daily Beast will be called The Daily Beast, with some intermingling of the names to come later.”

If they’re going to intermingle the names, they will have to call it ‘NewsBeast’, because ‘The Daily Week’ would be a really stupid name.

Saturday: November 6, 2010

Third Time Lucky?

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Gary Johnson for president? Couldn’t be any worse than Andrew or Lyndon.

Tuesday: November 2, 2010

Tasteless Joke

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If Whitman and Fiorina manage to win in California, it will terrify any Democratic Senator or Governor up for reelection in 2012. Could we call that effect ‘Brown Boxer Syndrome’?

Monday: November 1, 2010

Electoral Bingo

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Watching the returns roll in can be dull at times, so I made a pair of Electoral Bingo cards to liven it up. Each contains 25 names, and I’ve tried not to include any ‘gimmes’ and quite a few unlikely pickups. I also used the Sequence Generator function at Random.org to put them in a random order, just to be fair. It’s just a coincidence that Barney Frank ended up right in the center of the second chart.

The first is for Senators (S) and Governors (G):

Toomey
beats
Sestak
(PA-S)

Buck
beats
Bennett
(CO-S)

Dubie
beats
Shumlin
(VT-G)

Rubio
beats
Crist
(FL-S)

McMahon
beats
Blumenthal
(CT-S)

Emmer
beats
Dayton
(MN-G)

O’Donnell
beats
Coons
(DE-S)

Ehrlich
beats
O’Malley
(MD-G)

Tancredo
beats ’em
both
(CO-G)

Whitman
beats
Brown
(CA-G)

Raese
beats
Manchin
(WV-S)

Kasich
beats
Strickland
(OH-G)

Foley
beats
Malloy
(CT-G)

LePage
beats ’em
both
(ME-G)

Rossi
beats
Murray
(WA-S)

Miller
beats ’em
both
(AK-S)

Angle
beats
Reid
(NV-S)

Scott
beats
Sink
(FL-G)

Johnson
beats
Feingold
(WI-S)

Fiorina
beats
Boxer
(CA-S)

Kirk
beats
Giannoulias
(IL-S)

Dudley
beats
Kitzhaber
(OR-G)

Baker
beats
Patrick
(MA-G)

Aiona
beats
Abercrombie
(HI-G)

Brady
beats
Quinn
(IL-G)

The second is for the House of Representatives:

West
beats
Kline
(FL-22)

Steele
beats
Dingell
(MI-15)

Popaditch
beats
Filner
(CA-51)

Hurt
beats
Perriello
(VA-5)

Hudak
beats
Tierney
(MA-6)

Cao
survives
(LA-2)

Firmian
beats
Connolly
(VA-11)

Scontras
beats
Pingree
(ME-1)

Phillips
beats
Hinchey
(NY-22)

Webster
beats
Grayson
(FL-8)

Tran
beats
Sanchez
(CA-47)

Ellmers
beats
Etheridge
(NC-2)

Beilat
beats
Frank
(MA-4)

Robinson
beats
DeFazio
(OR-4)

Miller
beats
Schuler
(NC-11)

Djou
survives
(HI-1)

Rigell
beats
Nye
(VA-2)

Griffith
beats
Boucher
(VA-9)

Corrigan
beats
Kucinich
(OH-10)

Martin
beats
Carnahan
(MO-3)

McClung
beats
Grijalva
(AZ-7)

Sipprelle
beats
Holt
(NJ-12)

Levesque
beats
Michaud
(ME-2)

Cravaack
beats
Oberstar
(MN-8)

Cloud
beats
Dicks
(WA-6)

Each is skewed by my own interests. The second in particular includes more races from states I’ve lived in. Bold face indicates someone I’m particularly eager to see win, or lose, as the case may be. Over and under for a ‘Bingo!’? Maybe 10:00 Eastern?